The Currahee Campus of North Georgia Technical College will serve as the new home for the school’s Practical Nursing program.
According to the announcement, the Practical Nursing Program will make the move from the Clarkesville campus in order to take advantage of additional classroom space on the way to the Currahee Campus with the construction of its new Healthcare Wing.
North Georgia Tech will break ground on the Healthcare Wing of the Currahee Campus, located on Highway 17 between Toccoa and Martin, later this month.
According to North Georgia Tech President Dr. Gail Thaxton, moving the Practical Nursing program to the Currahee Campus will allow the school to support the growing healthcare industry in the area and at the same time afford greater opportunities for student success.
North Georgia Tech said that over one-third of the students attending the Currahee Campus are currently enrolled in medical-related fields and cited a greater need for health care professionals due to an increase in the number of medical facilities and businesses with 50 miles of the Currahee Campus.
Practical Nursing Instructor Lynn Baker will also be moving with the program.
Entrance into the Practical Nursing program is a competitive process in which prospective students will be accepted for the 2013 Fall Semester, which begins in August.
Practical Nursing Information Sessions have been held during the last few months with one more scheduled on March 4 at 6:00 p.m. on the Clarkesville Campus.